Environment

Rare white lion cubs surprise Mexico zoo

A zoo in Puebla, Mexico, has welcomed two rare white lion cubs, though their chances of survival in the wild are slim. MiNDFOOD Reports.

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Unlikely Couple:The Moose and the Zookeeper

An unlikely couple, a Norwegian zookeeper and a wild moose form a lifelong family bond.

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Puffing primate has to quit

An orangutan in Indonesia’s zoo is to be relocated in an attempt to end her smoking addiction.

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Marine scientists seek solutions to global reef decline

The world’s foremost marine scientists are warning of dire consequences for coral reef systems if the issue of climate change is not addressed on a global level.

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Lolong is world’s largest croc

A saltwater crocodile weighing more than one ton is declared the world’s largest by Guinness.

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Panda Awareness Week: It’s Panda-monium!

To mark the start of Panda Awareness Week, 108 performers dressed as giant pandas do tai chi in Trafalgar Square in London. MiNDFOOD Reports.

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Marooned in Bangladesh

Floods triggered by heavy rains spread across north-western Bangladesh, marooning hundreds of thousands of people. At least 100 have been confirmed dead.

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Last Pinta giant tortoise dies

Lonesome George, the last-of-his-kind giant tortoise and a symbol of the Galapagos Islands, dies at about 100 years of age.

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The Great Waddle

A 70-year old Chinese farmer takes 5,000 of his ducks for a trip through the streets of Taizhou in eastern China, several times a year.

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White rhino born in Israel zoo

A rare white rhinoceros is born in a zoo in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv after a long 18-month wait. Over 400 of the endangered species were slaughtered by poachers in South Africa last year.

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Japan approves nuclear restarts

Hundreds gather outside Japanese Prime Minister’s Yoshihiko Noda’s residence after the government announces plans to kickstart operations at two nuclear reactors.

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Dog is proud tiger mom

A dog in an eastern China zoo is raising a litter of four Siberian tiger cubs after their mother rejected them at birth.

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NASA delivers high-def view of Venus transit

Instruments aboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have captured stunning images of the June 5 and 6 transit of Venus across the Sun. The images give a fine detail view of an event that will not happen again until 2117.

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Venus set for rare solar pass

Venus will slide between the Sun and Earth next week, the last such transit for 117 years.

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Baby Puma Missoula is no basket case

The first puma cub born at Berlin’s Tierpark in 22 years is presented to the public for the first time.

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Foie gras farmers diversify, forcefeeding for fuel

French farmers who force-feed their ducks to produce foie gras for the luxury food market, are turning their attention to alternative fuels, using excess duck fat to run deisel vehicles.

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Iguazu Falls named new natural wonder

Argentina’s Iguazu Falls named as one of the world’s new Seven Wonders of nature.

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Sky-watchers prepare for Transit of Venus

Next month astronomers across the world will be hoping to get a clear view of the Transit of Venus for the last time in their lives. On June 5 and 6, Venus will pass directly between Earth and the Sun, visible as a small black dot.

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Endangered penguins settle in new home

Four Magellanic penguins that were stranded on Brazil’s coast last year and airlifted to the United States, make their home in a new exhibit in Long Beach, California.

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Denver Zoo embraces dung power for ‘world’s greenest zoo’ status

The Denver Zoo is vying to become the greenest zoo in the world with the installation of a new energy system run entirely on waste.

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Orangutans go ape over iPads

Orangutans at the Jungle Island Zoo in Florida are learning to use iPads to identify object like body parts and food.

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World’s rarest gorilla makes camera-trap debut

Video images of the world’s rarest and most endangered gorilla species, the Cross River gorilla, have been captured by a forest camera-trap for the first time. MiNDFOOD reports.

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UN promotes cooking stove revolution in Nigeria

A UN-backed scheme to provide safe, energy-saving stoves to the poor of Nigeria aims help curb the thousands of deaths caused each year by inhalation of toxic fumes or burning from firewood blazes. MiNDFOOD reports.

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Bright baboons show linguistic learning skills

French researchers have trained Guinea baboons to distinguish four-letter English words from non-words. The scientists say their linguistic experiments demonstrate that the animals possess a key component of literacy.

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